About the Research Committee

David Bradbury-Squires, MSc, MD, CCFP (EM)
Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador

David is primarily based in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL and works as a rural Emergency and Family Medicine Physician across NL. David obtained his MD from Memorial in 2017, and completed his Family Medicine residency rurally in Grand-Falls-Windsor, followed by his CCFP (EM) year at Memorial.David started practice in July 2020 and is excited to incorporate research into his rural practice. Currently, his areas of interest include rural-based simulation training and anaphylaxis management in the Family Medicine clinic.

His interests outside of work include hiking and snow shoeing with his wife Christy and their dog, Charlie, as well as biking, skiing, and snowmobiling.

The purpose of this committee is to promote the development and dissemination of high quality research to improve the health of rural populations.

The committee has initiated oral research presentation sessions at the Rural and Remote Medicine Course, in order to encourage other researchers to share their work.

Below are a few sample of Canadian institutes which focus on rural health research.

If you would like to become a part of the research committee please Email the Chair of the Committee, or get in touch with the SRPC office.

Sample of Canadian institutes which focus on rural health research 

Rural Coordination Centre of BC.


RCCbc supports rural healthcare by working directly with providers to improve service delivery to marginalized populations and communities in need.”


Centre for Rural Health Research.


The Centre for Rural Health Research emerged in response to the need for an evidence base to inform the policy and planning of health services for rural residents of British Columbia, with a focus on maternity care.”


Labrador Institute.


“The Labrador Institute of Memorial University is a leading centre of research, education, policy, and outreach by and for the North.”


Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority.


SLFNHA supports research and special projects that are relevant, meaningful and beneficial to First Nations in the Sioux Lookout area.”


Population Health Unit, Northern Saskatchewan.


The Population Health Unit monitors the health and living circumstances of the people of northern Saskatchewan. This includes changes in population and community characteristics, determinants of health, health service utilization, and the health status and well-being of northern Saskatchewan residents.”


British Columbia Academic Health Science Network .


“…initiated by the BC Ministry of Health as a strategic opportunity and a path to enable and embed research, teaching, and ongoing professional support across the continuum of health services in BC.”


Canadian Institute for Health Information .


“deliver[s] comparable and actionable information to accelerate improvements in health care, health system performance and population health across the continuum of care.”


Statistics Canada.


“Statistics Canada is the national statistical office. The agency ensures Canadians have the key information on Canada's economy, society and environment that they require to function effectively as citizens and decision makers.”


The Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research.


“CRaNHR is an academic and applied research centre at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario. CRaNHR's mandate is to conduct interdisciplinary research on rural health with a view to improving health services, access to health care, particularly in rural and northern communities, and enhancing our understanding of the health care system.


Members of the Research Committee

Dr. David Bradybury-Squires - Grand Falls-Windsor, NL
Dr. Eli Orrantia - Marathon    ON
Mr. Erik Friesen - Toronto, ON
Ms. Jessica Kainth - Coldstream, BC
Mr. Brenton Button -Nipigon, ON

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